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Apply to become a JP or Cdec

You can use this form to apply to become a JP or Cdec if you have successfully completed the Course in Providing Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations) (Justice of the Peace [Qualified]).

To complete this form you need:

Your state member of parliament (MP) will get a copy of this application so they can nominate you for appointment. Your MP may contact you to arrange an interview beforehand.

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  1. Can I apply?
    1. Are you over 18? *
    2. You are not eligible

      You must be over 18 to apply.

    3. Are you an Australian citizen? *
    4. You are not eligible

      You need to be an Australian citizen to apply.

    5. Are you bankrupt? *
    6. You are not eligible

      You can't apply if you're bankrupt (or not yet free from bankruptcy).

    7. Have you passed the JP or Cdec course assessment? *
    8. You are not eligible

      You can't apply until you've successfully completed relevant training. Find out more about registered training organisations that offer the course through My Skills, Australia’s training directory.

    9. Are you currently on the Queensland electoral roll? Please make sure your details are up to date with the Electoral Commission Queensland before applying. *
    10. You are not eligible

      You must be registered on the Queensland electoral roll to be eligible to become a JP or Cdec. Please contact Electoral Commission Queensland.

    11. Do you have 2 character references (on the approved form) from referees who have known you for 5 years or more? * View the guidelines for a suitable referee.
    12. You are not eligible

      You must have 2 referees who have known you for 5 years or more to apply.

  2. Application details
    1. Which appointment are you applying for? *
  3. Statement of attainment
    1. Your file has been attached. We will receive it when you submit this form.

  4. Applicant history
    1. Were you born in Australia? *
      1. Your file has been attached. We will receive it when you submit this form.

    2. What is your place of birth?
    3. Please enter a valid date (you must be over 18 years old).
    4. Have you ever been convicted of an offence (including traffic offences) in any state or territory of Australia, or elsewhere? * The JP branch will conduct a criminal history and traffic history check on all applicants.
    5. Have you applied for appointment as a JP or a Cdec in Queensland before? *
    6. Are you fluent in another language? *
  5. Employment status
    1. Are you currently employed? *
      1. What is the address of your employer?
  6. Referee reports
    1. Your file has been attached. We will receive it when you submit this form.

  7. Your contact details
    1. Name
    2. Are you known by any other names? *
    3. Residential address
    4. Is your postal address the same as your residential address? *
      1. Postal address
    5. What is your preferred contact number? *
    6. Are you happy for your contact details to be displayed on the Justices of the Peace Branch website? *
  8. Acknowledgements
    1. *
    2. *
    3. * View the privacy statement.
    4. *
    5. The assessment process can take approximately 3 months.